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Former Penn State Football RB Enters Transfer Portal, Eyeing Football Comeback

Former four-star composite running back Devyn Ford out of Stafford, Virginia has returned to football and has decided to enter the transfer portal after leaving the Penn State Football program in mid-October last season, per Matt Zenitz with On3 Sports.

Penn State RB Devyn Ford is in the NCAA transfer portal, per @mzenitz.

Ford left the Nittany Lion program mid-season in 2022.

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After four seasons in the Nittany Lions‘ backfield, the class of 2019 running back will look for a new home and a fresh start.

Ford rushed for 666 yards and six touchdowns over four seasons at Penn State. After a freshman campaign where he appeared in all 12 games, rushing for 294 yards and three touchdowns.

Playing in only six games in 2020, Ford fought for playing time in the Penn State backfield, after appearing in just nine games in 2021, and leaving the team after four games in 2022.

In the 2019 recruiting class, Ford was Penn State’s second highest commit overall, ranking only behind five-star composite linebacker Brandon Smith. Ford was joined in the 2019 class by fellow four-star composite running back Noah Cain, who transferred to LSU prior to the 2022 season.

Ford preserved his redshirt status by leaving the team in mid-October last season after only four games. With the extra year of Covid eligibility, Ford will have the ability to play two seasons wherever he decides to transfer.

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Robert Casturo

Expertise: College Football, Penn State Football Education: Saint Vincent College, Penn State Law School Location: Washington, DC Experience: Robert Casturo has covered Penn State football for NittanyCentral since 2022. Casturo previously covered Penn State football through a social media presence (@PSU_FB_Thoughts on X) since 2019. Casturo earned his bachelor's degree from Saint Vincent College in 2015, where he was a punter for 1 season on the Saint Vincent College football team and worked in the athletic department for 2 years as a student manager. Casturo earned his JD from Penn State Law in 2018 where he was a senior editor of the Penn State Law Review.